WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel increased nine-tenths of a penny to $2.605 for the week ending August 28, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.
All regions of the country posted increases with the exception of the Midwest, which declined one-tenth of a penny.
The largest increases were in California (3.4 cents) and the West Coast (2.7 cents).
The trucking industry faces uncertain fuel costs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Texas provides 30 percent of U.S. refinery capacity.
Officials believe the storm and the flooding as a result of the storm will surely cause shortages and result in higher prices at the pump nationwide.